Blackpink member Lisa is always making headlines, be it for her sartorial choices or for selling out stadiums. So, it doesn’t really come as a surprise that like all celebrities, her dating life is also subject to intense speculation online, especially when it involves another well-known figure in the industry.
The ‘Money’ hitmaker is rumoured to be in a relationship with Tag Heuer CEO Frédéric Arnault, and the couple have been spotted together by the paps since the past few months.
Everything to know about Blackpink’s Lisa and Frédéric Arnault relationship
Who is Frédéric Arnault, Lisa’s rumoured boyfriend?
Frédéric Arnault is the third son of LVMH founder and the second richest man in the world, Bernard Arnault. He became the CEO of Tag Heuer in 2020 and is a force to be reckoned with in the luxury brands’ landscape.
How did the rumours of Lisa and Frédéric dating begin?
Frédéric has self-confessedly been a longtime ‘Blink’ (the official name for the Blackpink fandom for the uninitiated). He even attended the group’s concert last November and shared a photo with the members on his Instagram.
He was later spotted with Lisa at several events, including the Bulgari Meditarranea High Jewellery Event in Venice back in May. The two were then seen hanging out in Paris, where Lisa was performing during Blacpink’s ongoing world tour.
A photo from their dinner date went viral and it was enough for Internet sleuths to turn their investigative eyes towards the rumoured couple.
Lisa recently shared photos from a vacation on Greece’s Zakynthos Island, the same spot where Frédéric’s sister-in-law and brother were vacationing, according to her Instagram.
lisa and frederic are active a few hours apart😀 Fred's pink watch and the white heart he put. Lisa is dressed in white🤭 both seem to be in the same place. Or are lovers vacationing together?😌 #lalisa#fredericarnault#blackpink#jennie#jisoo#rose#jendragon#lisfred#lizfredpic.twitter.com/T7DbJp1SC3— yora🐉jendragonisreal❤️🔥 (@jendragonrealll) August 9, 2023
While this wasn’t conclusive proof of their relationship, it did allow FredLisa shippers to believe that the two might be on a double date in the picturesque vacation spot.
More recently, the singer was photographed with the CEO at a private airport in Los Angeles, lending further weight to the relationship rumours.
Lisa & Frederic Arnault in Los Angeles California pic.twitter.com/DcJOtgwXCt— blinkwebb (@blinkwebb) August 14, 2023
What have Lisa and Frédéric been saying about the rumours?
So far, there hasn’t been any confirmation or denial about the relationship from Lisa or Frédéric. When rumours of Jennie and BTS’ Taehyung relationship began doing the rounds, Blackpink’s parent agency YG Entertainment jumped in with a statement about it. In Lisa and Frédéric’s case, there hasn’t been any word from the agency yet.
What has been the fans’ reaction to the relationship rumours?
Fans of the group have been largely supportive of the singer’s relationship and regularly drowns out antis (that’s Stan Twitter-speak for fans who hate on a K-pop group member’s personal choices).
Given that this picture has been circulating for the past hours, the only thing the fans could do is support Lisa with whoever she wants to be with. Be happy lovers. ❤️#LISA#FREDERICARNAULT#LALISA#BLACKPINKhttps://t.co/xRiAbr52S4— mochi lalisa (@ellewoodsbiatch) August 15, 2023
Until the people involved confirm or deny the relationship themselves, it’s best to keep the speculations to a distant observation rather than an intensive investigation into their private lives.